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Some P Striata sling pics

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    Here is Patricia hanging out in various locations in the enclosure. Although the top left rear corner is a favorite place, there's no telling where she can pop up next. So far, no web. P Striata cricket 1.jpg P Striata cricket 3.jpg P Striata Patricia revealed 1.jpg P Striata cricket 2.jpg
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    P Striata cage 4.jpg Update:

    She's made a web....in the upper rear corner. It turns out that I can still open the top just enough to get a feeder in but only if I block the resulting gap with a finger.

    Let's see. What could possibly go wrong!!

    The good news is that I have some stab proof gloves that I have for my armed security job.

    If they are needle resistant, they SHOULD be bite resistant. I assume that even a sling can ruin your week.

    The good news is that she really doesn't want to move even 1/8th of an inch from the web, but I'm not going to get tricked like that!!

    I managed to get a small cricket into the enclosure. She's already eaten one so I'm sure she can nail this one as well once she detects it's presence.

    One thing for sure, this T marches to the beat of its own drummer and is so calm that she ignores the usual tactics used to nudge a spider along so you can work in the cage!!

    It'll be... interesting....once she's fully or even half way grown. At least this gives me some time to devise a rehousing strategy. The current enclosure ought to work until she's about 3 or 4 inches.

    (Unsexed but wishful thinking applies)

    She's supposed to web between the 2 pieces of wood inside of the enclosure. I have an idea for incentives to web, but I won't go there unless it works.

    The pic was taken before the web, but you can see the offending corner clearly by the top.

    Aaaaarrrrgh!!
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